Seeing that everyday mercury is extremely corrosive to aluminum that made me wonder about the potential that would allow terrorists to use it to bring down an airliner.
I saw a show about various metals and in one segment it showed that mercury could corrode a thick aluminum beam in a matter of hours. Is this possible and do you think it could bring down an airliner on a long flight it enough was used in the right locations?
Also... are there any current restrictions about bringing items that contain mercury (thermometers, etc) on aircraft?
[Edited 2006-08-12 04:04:09]